How do you hear?
Looking for wisdom from the Master Teacher, Melissa considers His Parable of the Sower. Or should it be called the Parable of the Soils…or even Ears?
Ownership of Teaching
As our conversation about learner ownership comes to a close, we have some questions for you. In particular, how do you take ownership of your teaching?
What hinders some students from taking ownership? Julie Prentice encourages us to imagine the challenge from their perspective and partner with them toward solutions.
Ownership of Behavior
Patrick Seifer gives us food for thought about ownership of behavior in our classrooms. How can we help students take responsibility for what they do (or don’t do)?
Who owns classroom conversations?
This week we look at learner ownership in our classroom conversations. Refining our use of questions might encourage learners to take more ownership.
Melissa starts our new series with a bit of humor. Then, over the next few weeks, we’ll consider learner ownership from different perspectives, including the Master Teacher’s.
Involve me, and I understand
We’re starting a new series today focused on designing and implementing activities. Melissa starts us off with some comparisons between involvement, engagement, and empowerment.
Deciding on Destinations
It’s time for step 3 toward professional development. This week, you and your mentor have a chance to write outcomes or essential questions that take you toward the benchmarks you identified last week. Then, what’s the final destination?
Who’s responsible for meeting learners’ needs? You or your students? The last of our trends in education encourages student responsibility in the learning process.
Building block – Learner Ownership
TESOL teacher mentors Bridget Watson and Robin Schmidt continue our series on the building blocks of teaching by talking about an important aspect of classroom management.